Jessica Chastain: In Talks to Play Marilyn Monroe

Posted Tuesday April 22, 2014 6:30 PM GMT

She's played some remarkable women during her career, and now Jessica Chastain may soon have the chance to play an American icon.

According to The Wrap, the Golden Globe winner is in talks to take on the role of Marilyn Monroe in Andrew Dominik's "Blonde."

The film has been in the works for years, with Naomi Watts slated to play the blonde bombshell until she left the project.

Based on the critically acclaimed novel by Joyce Carol Oates, the motion picture is slated to stat filming later this year.

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